Head of Iran’s
Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) has said that the project for the
construction of the country’s biggest mechanized mineral terminal at the
southern Shahid Rajaee Port is going to kick off in the current Iranian
calendar year (ends on March 20, 2021).
Shahid Rajaee Port’s mineral terminal project’s implementation to
begin soon this year
“One of the most
important projects invested by the private sector is the Shahid Rajaee Port’s
mineral terminal; this project is currently under investor studies and its
implementation will begin soon this year,” PMO portal quoted Mohammad Rastad as
According to the
official, a 50-trillion-rial (about $1.19 billion) build–operate–transfer (BOT)
contract was signed last September between the MPO and private sector for the
construction of the mentioned terminal. The contract’s period is 33 years, and this
terminal is a base for our future plans Rastad added.
At new mechanized mineral terminal vessels with a capacity of 150,000
tons to berth
According to Ali
Hassanzadeh, the PMO deputy head, the construction of Shahid Rajaee Port’s new
mechanized mineral terminal will allow vessels with a capacity of 150,000 tons
to berth at the port. Currently, vessels with a capacity of 60,000 tons are
able to berth at Shahid Rajaee Port.
Enjoying the most
modern container terminals and port equipment, Shahid Rajaee accounts for 85
percent of the total loading and unloading at the Iranian ports.
The development the port has been among the most important development
projects in the country
significant role in the country’s import and export of products as well as
transit and transshipment via Iran, the development the port has been among the
most important development projects in the country.
Back in July,
Rastad had announced that the third phase of Shahid Rajaee’s development plan,
is going to go operational by the end of the current Iranian calendar year
(March 20, 2021).